Court Processing Times Update

January 11, 2018

Please note that the court processing times listed below, as provided to us by the various registries, set out an approximate timeframe only. Documents being processed as of a certain date may not be ready for release by the registry on that date. While we strive to provide the most up to date information possible, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and the dates may change without notice to us.

Where unspecified, the dates listed are for documents submitted manually for processing (as opposed to e-filed through Court Services Online).

Vancouver Law Courts Processing Times
Please be advised that as of January 8, 2018 the Vancouver Law Courts are currently processing documents for the dates listed below:

Probate 
Applications: December 13

Chambers 
Consent Orders/Desk Orders: 
     Manual: December 19
        E-filed: December 11

Spoken to Orders: December 15

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): January 5

Default Judgments: 
     Manual: December 20
     E-filed: December 12

Civil 
Notices of Civil Claim (E-filed): January 5

Family 
Desk Order Divorce: 
     Manual: December 27
      E-filed: January 5

Spoken to Orders: January 2

Consent Orders: 
     Manual: January 5
      E-filed: December 4

Trial Scheduling 
E-filed Documents: January 5

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): December 29

New Westminster Supreme Court Processing Times
Please be advised that as of January 8, 2018 the New Westminster Supreme Court is processing documents for the dates listed below: 

Probate 
Applications: December 12

Resubmitted Applications: December 22

Chambers 
Consent Orders/Desk Orders: 
     Manual: December 29
     E-filed: December 15

Spoken to Orders: December 29

Default Judgments (E-filed): January 5

Civil 
Notices of Civil Claim (E-filed): January 5

Family 
Desk Order Divorce: 

     Manual: November 29
     E-filed: January 4

Resubmitted Divorce Orders: December 19

Trial Scheduling 
E-filed Documents: January 3

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): January 5

Victoria Supreme Court Processing Times
Please be advised that as of January 8, 2018 the Victoria Supreme Court is processing documents for the dates listed below:

Probate 
Applications: December 21

Chambers 
Orders: 

     Manual: January 2
      E-filed: January 3

Bankruptcy 
All: January 2

Family 
Adoption: December 9

Desk Order Divorce: 
     Manual: December 4
      E-filed: January 5 (waiting clearance)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these processing times, please contact Dye & Durham’s Court Registry Support Services team at 604-257-1854 or [email protected].

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